Rocket Sightings


     See a cool olds in a movie? Heard about an Olds in a song? Maybe your favorite magazine featured a cool Rocket Ride in this months issue. Tell us about it! We'll put it here. You will find other interesting fact about Oldsmobile over the years.

Movies

TV - Cable

Olds Firsts

Music

Print

Other Facts



    Movies

A Perfect World (1993)
Kevin Costner steals a "Brand new" 1964 Vista Cruiser.

Black Cat Run (1998)
1970 442 Convertible featured through out the movie.

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Clark's 69 Vista Cruiser is crushed when it is traded in for the Family Truckster.

At Close Range (1986)
Christopher Penn drives a 1972 Cutlass Supreme Convertible through part of the movie.

Great Balls of Fire (1989)
Jerry Lee Lewis has a beautiful pair of Super 88 Convertibles in this movie. 57's I believe.

The Dead Pool - Dirty Harry (1988)
Callahan's main "Under Cover" ride is a late 80's front drive 88 or Ninety Eight.

L.I.E. (2001)
Twisted warped movie, but it has a cherry 1972 442 running around.

Many many more to come!



    TV - Cable

That 70's Show
Features a 68-69 Vista Cruiser as the family hauler.




    Music

Chicago
Featured a 1968 Cutlass S Convertible in one of their music videos. Was demolished in the end I believe.




    Print

Books

Standard Catalog of Oldsmobile 1897-1997
Chevedden and Kowalke
Krause Publications
ISBN:0-87341-484-5

Oldsmobile 442 & W Machines Restoration Guide
Patric Sullivan
Motorbooks International
ISBN:0-87938-577-4

Oldsmobile Muscle Cars
Holder & Kunz
Motorbooks International
ISBN:0-87938-957-5

Illustrated Oldsmobile Buyer's Guide
Richard M. Langworth
Motorbooks International
ISBN:0-87938-270-8

Guide to GM Muscle Cars
HP Books
Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN:1-55788-003-4

Magazines

Hot Rod - March 2003
New Olds intake test.
Page 54




    Olds Firsts

1901
First assembly line used to produce automobiles.

1926
First to use chrome plating on production autos.

1940
First fully automatic transmission in a production auto.

1946
First to modify vehicles to meet special needs of handicapped war veterans.

1950's
First mass produced single-casting block OHV V-8 in production autos. Rocket Power.

1959
First to win the Daytona 500. Lee Petty at the wheel of a '59 Olds.

1973
First SRS-Air Bag used in a production auto.




    Other Facts

Indy500
No other auto maker has paced the Indy 500 more times than Oldsmobile.

1 Million
Oldsmobile was the 3rd auto maker to ever produce 1 million cars in a single year. The 1977 Cutlass.